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Music to our ears – the top 20 selling Christmas songs


We’ve had the Christmas tunes playing in the office since the start of the month, not all day long as that may drive us a little dotty, but in bursts here and there - keeping the Christmas spirit high. We all have our personal favourites in here and they do vary quite a lot!

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Not all Christmas number 1s have actually been about the festive season, with some of them simply being big tunes that people just happened to love at this time of the year. It's interesting to have a look at the mix of songs that have hit the top spot and some of the biggest sellers may actually surprise you…

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The Official Top 20 biggest selling Christmas songs:

1 Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid -1984

2 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen - 1975/1991

3 Mull Of Kintyre - Wings - 1977

4 Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord - Boney M - 1978

5 I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles - 1963

6 Last Christmas - Wham! -1984

7 Don't You Want Me? - Human League - 1981

8 I will Always Love You - Whitney Houston - 1992

9 I Feel Fine - The Beatles - 1964

10 We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper - The Beatles - 1964

11 Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade - 1973

12 Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke - 2008

13 Green, Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones - 1966

14 Earth Song - Michael Jackson - 1995

15 Mary's Boy Child - Harry Belafonte - 1957

16 Fairytale of New York - Pogues ft Kirsty MacColl - 1987

17 Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid 20 - 2004

18 Another Brick In The Wall (part 2) - Pink Floyd - 1979

19 All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey - 1994

20 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls - 1996

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Lynne Kelly

Lynne is our marketing manager and has worked in communications for more than 10 years. A proud Dub, (*Dublin, Ireland*), she has lived in the UK for over 6 years with most of this time spent living in sunny Brighton. New to Leeds, she is learning the Yorkshire way, although it is not diluting her accent at all. She talks about all things Network Marketing and The Book Recruitment, a lot, and via many channels!

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